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New HD drive not showing up in my computer


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elliemae

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I have a western digital hard drive (the 3rd one) that is not recognized in My Computer. It shows up as a slave in the CMOS/BIOS and in the device manager it is listed and shows no yellow exclamation marks and says it is working properly.

What do I need to do so this is usable in my PC?

I have windows XP home edition if that makes any difference!
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rshaffer61

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Did you partition and format it?
Let's see whats going on by doing the following.

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


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Ferrari

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Go to disk management, is it there?
  • Click Start
  • Click run
  • Type (or copy and paste) diskmgmt.msc
  • Click OK
  • Post a screen shot please.
How to post a screen shot:
  • With the window up you want to post a screen shot of
  • Press Print Screen
  • (Usually top and to the right after the "F" keys
  • Click Start
  • Click All Programs
  • Click Accessories
  • Click on "Paint"
  • Once opened, Press CTRL key and keep holding, then Press the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG only and save it to your Desktop
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:) rshaffer is a bit faster than me I presume. :)
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elliemae

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Well as you can see it is not listed there.

Strange

No I have not formatted it cuz I don't have access to it!!

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Whats farther down the list? I can see there is more yet to be shown from the slider bar on the right.
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elliemae

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Nothing I have made another pic

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Could disk 1 with the red symbol be it? It is not initialized (whatever that means). It is a 750 GB hd.

Edited by elliemae, 24 February 2010 - 09:24 PM.

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rshaffer61

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Yep thats what i was just looking at.
I see 3 hd's in your system
750
1 tb
500

750 is not partitioned or formatted so thats why its not showing up.
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Yep I just figured that out!!! THANKS for all your help! :) :)


Ur the best rshaffer61!!!!

Edited by elliemae, 24 February 2010 - 10:40 PM.

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You are welcome and good luck with everything. Thanks for allowing me to assist you.
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